[Ppnews] Al-Arian Moved to General Population of Jail

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Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace
April 30, 2008

Dr. Al-Arian Moved to General Population of Jail

VIRGINIA--  Yesterday evening Dr. Sami Al-Arian was moved from the
segregation unit of the Hampton Roads Regional Jail to the general
population, where he is entitled to the same rights as the other
inmates. These rights include access to mail, visitors and phone
calls. The Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace would like to
thank the thousands of supporters and people of conscience who voiced
their concerns to jail and immigration officials. Those calls
undoubtedly made a difference as far as Dr. Al-Arian's prison
conditions. We do ask supporters to continue calling immigration
officials and the Department of Justice to urge them to release and
deport Dr. Al-Arian immediately.

TAKE ACTION

1. Call Vincent Archibeque, Assistant Field Office Director of the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): (703) 285-6221.

Stress that Dr. Al-Arian's prison term ended on April 11th and that
his imprisonment since then has been completely illegal. Ask Mr.
Archibeque to do everything he can to ensure that Dr. Al-Arian is
released and deported as soon as possible in accordance with the terms
of his plea agreement.

2. Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (Department of Homeland
Security):
(866)-644-8360 (press 1 for English and then press 5 to leave a message)

Stress that Dr. Al-Arian's prison term ended on April 11th and that
his imprisonment since then has been completely illegal. Ask that Dr.
Al-Arian be released and deported as soon as possible in accordance
with the terms of his plea agreement.

Again, always be polite but firm.

If you don't speak to a live person:

-        simply leave a message on the answering machine; and
-        call back later that day or the next day to try to get through.

3. Email Attorney General Michael Mukasey: ASKDOJ at usdoj.gov

Ask Mr. Mukasey to ensure that Dr. Al-Arian is deported as soon as
possible in accordance with the plea agreement. (For a letter
template, please go to http://www.freesamialarian.com/letters/sample1.doc)

-Before sending the email, make sure to BCC
samialarianactioncommittee at gmail.com
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willing to make a phone call than write an email. Your emails are very
important. Just use our letter template and take five minutes to write
out your message. Precisely because so few people ever write their own
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